Investing in early education is one of the best ways to close the opportunity gap for low-income children
The years before kindergarten are incredibly crucial; 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years of life. In Bucks County, 68% of eligible children do not have access to publicly funded Pre-K. This creates a preparation gap that can have enormous impacts on long-term learning.
INCREASING ACCESS TO QUALITY EARLY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
UW Bucks works with community partners to offer the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts program to families in need in Bucks County. Through Pre-K Counts, we provide quality Pre-K education to 3 and 4-year old children at no cost to eligible families, giving our youngest neighbors a strong start in school and in life.
HOW YOUR DOLLARS HELP
While all kids benefit from early education, decades of research show that children from low-income families show the greatest gains.
Number of books distributed to Pre-K children and their families.
Investment in Pre-K education, including
Pre-K Counts and Pre-K scholarships.
Value of additional financial and in-kind resources provided to Pre-K children and their families.
Number of children who received a high-quality Pre-K education through UW Bucks’ Pre-K Counts grant and Pre-K scholarships.